Rebecca Cochran

  • picks October 26, 2011

    Tracey Snelling

    Is she an innocent woman or a femme fatale? The question lies at the heart of Tracey Snelling’s elaborate multimedia installation Woman on the Run, 2008–11, which follows the fate of the fictional Veronica Hayden, wanted by the police for questioning after the disappearance of one rather shady husband. Perhaps to avoid detention, Veronica, played by Snelling, dons a blond wig, dark sunglasses, and a leopard-skin scarf, and makes a run for the US-Mexico border.

    Snelling translates the classic 1940s whodunit of so many film noir classics into a three-dimensional fantasyland. Partly reverential,

  • picks October 17, 2007

    “Cinema Remixed and Reloaded: Black Women Artists and the Moving Image Since 1970”

    That racism is alive and well in the United States is nothing new. Yet the way that artists have responded to racism in their work has changed over the last thirty-five years. “Cinema Remixed and Reloaded: Black Women Artists and the Moving Image Since 1970” is the first real survey of the changing polemics and shifting perspectives since the advent of video. Intelligently selected by Spellman College museum director Andrea Barnwell Brownlee and Valerie Cassel Oliver, a curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, the two-part exhibition brings together over forty artists who work in cinematic